Invited Speakers

Prof. Shuo Zhao
Communication University of China, China

Dr. Shuo Zhao is professor/PhD Superviser in Communication University of China (CUC) and guest professor/PhD Superviser inUniversity of Malaya(UM) and Krirk University of Thailand. He received his two Ph.D in Shanghai International Studies University and Northwestern Polytechnical University. He did his Postdoctoral Research both in Fudan University, Shanghai of China and Universitat of Barcelona, Barcelona of Spain. He is majored in computer technology and pedagogy, corpus linguistics.
Professor Shuo Zhao ever presides over National Social Science Fund in China, China Postdoctoral Science Fund, Humanities and Social Science Fund of Chinese Ministry of Education, National Education Science Program, Social Science Fund of Shaanxi Province and Research Project on Major Theoretical and Practical Problems in Shaanxi Province, etc. He publishes 100 papers and articles approximately. He is awarded as International Humanity Scholar by American Common Ground Publishing and CEU of Spain in 2014. In addition he is awarded as Emerging Humanity Scholar by American Common Ground Publishing and Imperial College London in 2017. Recently he is awarded as Emerging Scholar by University of Pennsylvania in 2018.

Speech Title: On Digital Education of British Universities in Post-pandemic Era
Abstract: After COVID-19 epidemic in 2020, online education has been basically started in all education stages around the world. From a global perspective, the model of using digital media for education and teaching has become an irreversible education trend. The digitization degree of British universities is in the leading position in the world. Taking the digital teaching practice of three British universities as case study the research analyzes the digital teaching achievements of British universities in post-pandemic era and compares current situation of digital education in China and UK, so as to provide reference and enlightenment for applying digital teaching in more universities of the world.


Prof. Katherine A. Salvador-Cisneros
ESPOL Polytechnic University, Ecuador

Katherine Salvador-Cisneros holds a doctoral degree in Education and a PG Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship after completing her studies at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Katherine serves as the Coordinator of Research, full-time faculty member, and researcher for the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at ESPOL Polytechnic University in her home country, Ecuador. As a former director of the Center of Educational Research and Services of ESPOL during the pandemic in 2020, she led her team in preparing teachers for virtual teaching. Katherine has been awarded sponsorship from the US Embassy, the German Academic Exchange Services, Trinity College Dublin, and the Ecuadorian Government for various academic projects. She acts as the Coast region coordinator of the Ecuadorian Association for the Promotion of Educational Research. She has been invited to serve on the technical and academic committee of various journals and conferences and has presented at international academic events.

Speech Title: Post-Covid Reflections on The Transformation of Higher Education: Is Entering The Digital World Enough?
Higher education institutions around the globe are routing their pathways toward innovation and transformation with the inclusion of technology and strategies to digitalize their processes, learning, teaching, and assessment. The interest in university transformational change was raised as one of the results of the Covid- 19 pandemic, and formerly unknown terms like virtual learning, emergency remote teaching, and digitalization transition have become more familiar. This speech invites the audience to reflect on other factors that intervene in the transformation of higher education institutions and that have sometimes been underseen, unnoticed or unexplored. Similarly, it highlights the potential of transformed institutions to open their virtual doors resulting in a broader international presence and societal impact. During the speech, some resources to guide institutions to locate themselves within the transformation continuum will be shared.


Prof. Carmen Sonia Duse
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania

Carmen Sonia Dușe is the Head of Teacher Education Department in Social and Human Science Faculty, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania. With a PhD in Educational management, she has a rich experience in this field. During the professional time she was a teacher in some of the High School in Sibiu, school Inspector in Sibiu county and for more than12 years she was the Director of Teacher Education Department. Since 2009 she is a Visiting Professor to the Science and Technology University of Krakow, Poland
The research activity cover the full field of Education, from Didactics of Teaching to Classroom Management and Educational Management.

Speech Title: The Implications of Generational Differences for Teaching. Teachers, Do you Know Who You Are Working with?
Abstract: Education has undergone radical and unprecedented change in the last 20 years. The purpose of this presentation is to examine personality and motivational factors, and to determine whether there are differences between generations of students over the past 20 years. The concept of "digital natives" and related terms is emphasized.

As teachers we need to understand generational differences and it is mandatory to take care of them in teaching. A brief presentation of the specifics of these generations is made and the requirements of the current generation, the alpha generation, are emphasized. A series of questions and answers are presented to help the teacher understand this generation and communicate more easily with it. In the context of such students, what should pedagogy look like for the next generation? How the teacher should proceed to achieve school performance. These are questions to which the presentation proposes a series of answers.


Prof. Bright Keswani
Suresh Gyan Vihar University, India

Dr. Bright Keswani has done M.Tech, M.Phil (Computer Science) and Ph.D. His research areas include Software Project Management, Big Data Analytics, Information Retrieval, Computer Networking, Cloud Computing, Software Testing, ERP Systems, E-Commerce and related Technologies, Internet of Things, Reconfigurable Machines, Human-Computer Interaction, Remote Sensing, and Precision Agriculture. Presently, he is working as Professor and former Head of the Department of Computer Application & Learning Centre of Excellence with Google, and Principal of the Academic Staff College since year 2014 at Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur, India. Dr. Bright has chaired many National and International Conferences and technical sessions in his domain specific areas. He is founder Editor-in-Chief of Suresh Gyan Vihar University’s Journal of Engineering and Technology (established in 2015) and is in the ‘Editorial Boards’ and ‘Reviewer Panel’ of various Journals of International repute. He holds more than 125 papers and received numerous awards including ‘Bharat Jyoti Award’, ‘Shiksha Bhushan Award’ and ‘Award of Excellence in Education’ for promotion of multi-disciplinary research. Being a prolific writer, he penned down 26 books on IT related courses like Operating System, E-Banking and Security Transactions, Software Engineering, Elementary Computer Applications, Introduction to Computer Science and Programming in Visual Basic. He has authored ‘Book Chapters’ with Wiley Publications, Apple Academic Press, Springer, Elsevier, CRC Press like International publishing houses as well as submitted ‘Self Learning Material’ of Computer Science for various Universities. Being ‘Organizing Secretary’, ‘Convener’ and ‘Co-Convener’, he has organized various International Conferences, Seminars and Workshops including ‘SGVU-Global Science Summit 2020’, ‘International Faculty Development Programme’ and delivered expert lectures on various advance topics of Computer Science like IoT, Data Science, Machine Learning and Research Methodology.

Speech Title: Analysis and Challenges in Detecting the Fake Reviews of Products using Naive Bayes and Random Forest Techniques
In today's world, fake review identification and prediction is an important area of sentiment analysis of the E-commerce industry. The automatic fake review categorizers identify and categorize a variety of duplicate, spam, fake and untrustworthy reviews using machine learning techniques. This paper studies various recent existing fake review detection methods using NB and RF classifiers for the Yelp and Flipkart datasets. It provides a detailed study on various fake review predictors and compares their basic and performance-based specifications. It highlights the challenges, threats, and gaps of these existing works. Further, it graphically shows the discrimination for the specifications of year-wise evolution, classifier usage, and dataset usage.


Dr. Mariam Mohamad
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr Mariam Mohamad is a Senior Lecturer at Universiti Sains Malaysia. Her research interest is in the field of mobile learning and mobile assistive technology. She was acknowledged as one of the pioneers from Malaysia in mobile learning research, in the book entitled Mobile Learning in Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region published by Springer. Her work also referred by UNESCO in the publication entitled; Turning on Mobile Learning: Illustrative Initiatives and Policy Implications.

She actively involves presenting her work in international conferences with ISI Web of Science and SCOPUS indexed status since 2014. The latest contributions include as the Keynote Speaker in TEL 2021, Plenary Speaker in ICSE 2021 and also as Invited Speaker for ICEEL 2021 and ICIET2022. She also devoted her time as the Advisor for Special Need Students Association, University Sains Malaysia and as a committee member for Research & Development Unit, Malaysian Association for The Blind.

Speech Title: Supporting Early Years Dyslexic Children with Mobile Assistive Technology: Comparison between Malaysia and Japan
Abstract: Dyslexia is the most common learning disability that affects one’s ability to read and write. Many interventions methods are currently in use, however more studies need to be done to determine which interventions work best. Not much have been explored in previous studies regarding the implementation of tactile letters as multisensory approach together with the mobile application. There is a gap in combining both intervention approach to support dyslexic children. Therefore, this research is intended to add value to the knowledge and discovery of the framework for the combination of tactile letters with mobile application in teaching alphabet to dyslexic children. A qualitative approach is selected because the aim is to provide a rich picture of the experience of all involved during the study; teachers, parents and the dyslexic children in Malaysia and Japan. The expected output of the study is the establishment of the framework which includes content, activity and assessment regarding the integration of mobile learning and tactile letters which could also be the guidance for the special needs education. It is envisaged that the study will address the issues of inequalities among the disable people and parallel to the needs of Industrial Revolution 4.0 in integrating digital technologies.


Dr. Niuma Mohamed
The Maldives National University, Maldives

Niuma Mohamed is a strong advocate who promotes e-learning and the use of digital technologies in teaching and learning. She believes that the purposeful use of technology allows to close the achievement gaps and ensures academic success for every student. She has completed her Ph.D in Education in 2020, and currently working as a lecturer at the Centre for Educational Technology and Excellence (CETE), in The Maldives National University (MNU). She has been actively engaged in research and publications in the field of e-learning and instructional design, and involved in reviewing for international academic journals. She made several publications and presented various papers at different international academic research conferences. Her current research projects include ‘Investigating factors affecting student engagement in online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic in the public universities of the Maldives’, and a case study project working with some researchers from neighbouring countries to develop a specialized training module for teachers on helping autistic children to be prepared for puberty.

Speech Title: Factors for Blended Learning Effectivess in Higher Education Perceived by the Faculty at The Maldives National University
Abstract: With the commencement of 3000 teachers training project in 2016, targeting the in-service teachers, the need arises for the most appropriate mode of learning, and decided to embrace the blended learning for this nationwide project. In order to best meet students’ need, the purposeful planning of blended courses is important. Thus, identifying the faculty’s perceived course effectiveness factors is important since this has not been previously identified. The aim of this study is to examine the blended learning effectiveness from the faculty members’ perspectives. Data was collected using a questionnaire consisting of 35 items, distributed to a random sample of 54 faculty members of The Maldives National University (MNU). Pearson correlation and path analysis were computed to analyse the data. Supporting the hypothesis, the findings indicate that student, institutional and learning variables had significant influences on the effectiveness of blended learning strategy. The findings of this study help the instructional designers to plan effective blended courses. It also supports in formulating and revising of policies with regard to blended learning at MNU as the findings highlight the key variables that encourage the blended learning effectiveness.


Dr. Mario Nugroho Willyarto
Bina Nusantara University, Indonesia

Mario has been working in education since 2001, from basic education to higher education. He is now a lecturer for English, Character Building, Indonesian Language and Cross-Cultural Management in Binus University. He is now focusing on research and publications in education, social education, and communication, from younger age to adult. Recently, Mario is doing research on social education in controlling the number of stray cats that becoming pest in society. Collaborating with some communities to do Trap-Neuter-Release to stray cats in some areas such as Bekasi, Bogor, Malang, Pati, and Depok. Using technology and information system is essential in supporting the work.

Speech Title: Social Media Campaign: TNR in Indonesia as Part of Social Education
Abstract: Indonesia, as one of the biggest island countries in the world, is facing problems caused by the huge number of stray/roaming cats and dogs. They roam around neighborhoods, damage properties, mess up trash, make loud noises, disturb people and they may spread diseases. This speech is focusing on the activities to control the number of stray cats' population in order to build a better life for people and cats, as part of Social Education for Societies. Descriptive qualitative method was used in the research, by observing, interviewing and describing the actions taken by a non-government organization, Let’s Adopt Indonesia (LAI). To conclude, one of the best ways in managing strays was by spaying/neutering. The trap-neuter-release program is one of LAI’s activities as a social community that has concern on the problem, and then has taken a real action to help the government overcome the problem caused by the stray cats and dogs in Indonesia, especially in the Greater Jakarta area. It was expected that the research could educate more people in Indonesia on how to handle or balance the number of strays, so it could become a friendly society for people and cats to live together peacefully.